How to Buy Terracotta Warriors Tickets

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How to Buy Terracotta Warriors Tickets


Four ways for visitors to buy Terracotta Army Tickets

This is the easiest way to get a ticket for the Terracotta Army. As only 65,000 tickets are on sale per day, booking ticket through online travel agency is a nice idea if you wish to travel independently. In this way, you can book a ticket as early as possible for the intended visiting date to assure your entry. It also saves time for lining up at the ticket window. The entire booking process is hassle-free and customer-friendly. 

2. Book a Terracotta Warriors Tour through TravelChinaGuide

If you are not a skillful travel expert, you can consider booking a tour including the visit to Terracotta Army so that you don't need to worry about the ticket availability and can reach the site comfortably by clean vehicles. An English tour guide will be on your accompany and interpret the stories about the terracotta figures, which is of great help and brings fun to your visit. 

3. Book via the ticket windows at the scenic spot

Since a majority of tickets are sold online, limited tickets are available at the ticket windows. Visitors need to get to the scenic area early and be prepared for a long queue. There is possibility that you cannot get the ticket because ticket sale stops once it reaches the top limit, especially during public holidays like the golden week from October 1 to 7 and the summer vacation in July and August. When travelling in peak seasons, it’s not advised to buy Terracotta Army ticket on the spot.

4. Book through the official website of Terracotta Warriors

Tickets can be booked as early as 7 days on the official website ahead of the visiting date, but this is almost not feasible for foreign visitors. It’s because that the website is in Chinese only, a Chinese cell phone number is required for registration and the visitor's Chinese ID number needs to be put in.

Do I need to buy a Terracotta Army ticket in advance?

Visitors had better book a ticket or guided tour from TravelChinaGuide in advance of the intended travel date in order not to spoil your trip. Though the ticket is only released seven days in advance, you can make the order as early as you want.

What do I need for booking a Terracotta Army ticket?

Your passport information needs to be provided, no matter which way you choose to buy the ticket. When entering the scenic spot, take your passport for inspection.

How much does it cost to see the Terracotta Warriors?

The ticket price is CNY 120, either in peak season or slack season. Kids below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) enjoy free entry.

What fees does the ticket cover?

It covers the entrance fee for the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (Lishan Garden), and the fare of the shuttle bus between the two spots, which is available from 8:30 to 18:30.

Ticket Office Opening Hours

March 16 - November 15: 8:30 - 17:00
November 16 - March 15: 8:30 - 16:30

Check-in Hours

March 16 - November 15: 8:30 - 18:00
November 16 - March 15: 8:30 - 17:30

Terracotta Warriors Travel Tips

1. Take your passport during the whole visit in case of inspection.
2. Individual visitors should better avoid visiting the Terracotta Army in the morning because tour groups always set it as the first stop for one-day itinerary.
3. Choose reliable and reputed agencies when booking Terracotta Warriors tour or tickets online.

Further Reading: How to Visit Terracotta Army - A Comprehensive Visitor's Guide

- Last updated on Apr. 09, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on How to Buy Terracotta Warriors Tickets
Asked by Priscilla Lau from MALAYSIA | Apr. 09, 2024 08:05Reply
May I know how should I book this tickets for 2 adults and 2 senior citizen above 70 of age.
We are foreigner from Malaysia.
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Apr. 09, 2024 21:00

You need to buy four adult tickets as the preferential tickets are only for Chinese citizens.
Asked by ANUAR from MALAYSIA | Aug. 26, 2019 23:49Reply
Does the Xi'an Metro in operation now?
Because when I see in Google Maps, it informs that the Metro is not available.
Only car and walk. Kindly advise. Will visit Xi'an next month.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Haley from USA | Sep. 03, 2019 02:35

Xi'an metro line 1,2,3,4 are in operation. For your information, Google map can be used in China. May you have a nice trip!
Asked by Soren Nielsen from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 07:09Reply
About Terracotta Warriors Tickets Sold out? Long lines?
Should I buy tickets in advance?
I read that it is ok to buy at the TCW ticket booth - there are no line and never sold out. Is that correct?

I travel August 31, 2019
Answers (3)
Answered by Bob from USA | Jul. 17, 2019 03:00

You can buy the ticket on the spot but it is suggested to book it in advance. Because the queue is very long in the peak season, especially in summer holiday. There are relatively few tourists in winter, but you also need to queue to buy tickets. There is no limit to the number of visitors so there is no case of tickets sold out.
Answered by Soren from UNITED STATES | Jul. 18, 2019 07:52

Thank you Bob.
When you say long line in peak - how long do you think it is?
Answered by Bob from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 19:01

You can google the picture of visitors in popular attraction in peak season in China to imagine it.
Asked by phil from FRANCE | Jul. 05, 2019 20:39Reply
terracotta army - seniors tickets
Hi, do foreigners over 65 years old have to pay full price ticket? is there a discount? or is it free? thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Bridget from USA | Jul. 07, 2019 20:21

Well, as I know, foreigners over 65 years old have to pay full price ticket. Only Chinese elders are free of charge.
Asked by Julius from INDONESIA | Jun. 12, 2019 01:40Reply
We're travelling by our own and we are going to the terracotta on july mid.
It's written there that in the morning it will be crowded by the tour groups. So are there any suggestion what time should we go?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry from USA | Jun. 12, 2019 19:07

Maybe you can go to there either very early or in the afternoon.
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